Secretary of Defense James Mattis said Friday that President Trump has given NATO his “full support” two days after the Pentagon chief called on the alliance to spend more on defense or risk seeing the United States “moderate its commitment.”
Secretary of Defense James Mattis said Thursday that the United States is not ready to collaborate with Russia militarily to fight threats like the Islamic State and other terrorist groups.
European NATO allies agreed on Thursday to jointly buy planes and submarines and possibly open a new command headquarters for elite troops as Europe seeks to show the United States it is serious about its own security.
Russian legislators “made fun” of President Barack Obama for being “too soft” on Russia after it annexed the Crimean Peninsula from Ukraine in 2014, according to a NATO expert.
Secretary of Defense James Mattis told NATO allies on Wednesday that they need to contribute more money to the alliance’s common defense if they do not want to see the United States “moderate its commitment.”
Secretary of Defense James Mattis on Tuesday dismissed the idea that the resignation of President Trump’s national security adviser, Michael Flynn, because of his contact with the Russian ambassador will negatively affect America’s relationship with NATO allies.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroschenko plans to hold a referendum on the country’s potential membership in the North Atlantic Treaty Alliance, according to a report in German media.
Defense Secretary James Mattis spoke by phone to his German counterpart on Thursday, underscoring the importance of the defense relationship between the United States and Germany and their membership in NATO.
Defense Secretary James Mattis made separate phone calls to the NATO secretary general and his British and Canadian counterparts on Monday, days after being sworn in to lead the Pentagon.